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The Zing of Bio Active Protein

Published Date : October 03, 2018

Bio active protein is a type of protein found in dairy products, eggs and meat. It is a part of a healthy diet and has impact on the conditioning and functioning of the body. Bioactive protein is also beneficial in preventing toxicity, allergenicity and mutagenicity.

Functions of bioactive protein –

  • Acts as a protective agent through the entire human system.
  • It smoothes the biological regulations.
  • It acts as an energy source for the body.
  • Encourages transport of vitamin A also known as retinol.
  • Facilitates the binding of various fatty acids.
  • Acts as an Antioxidant for skin.
  • Incurs antimicrobial as well as antiviral effect.
  • Encourages Pathogenic adhesion effect.
  • Helps in controlling enzymes secretion.
  • Regulates mammalian cell growth factor activity.

What is bioactive peptide?

Bioactive protein is a long chain of sequence of amino acids that usually consists of more than 200 amino acid in a row. The shorter chain of amino acids is known as bioactive peptide that usually consists of 20 amino acids. Thus, sequence of amino peptides make up bioactive protein. Bioactive peptide possess hydrophobic amino acid residue in addition to proline, arginine or lysine groups. Peptides are opposing to the process of digestion peptidases. 

Where to find bioactive protein or peptide?

Bioactive protein can be found in food products like milk, corn, fish, chicken, and meat, gluten products like wheat and flour and eggs. Bioactive peptides are also present in the breast milk of the mother that helps in child growth bioactive peptide is responsible for the formation of various growth hormone also known as peptide hormone. There are a large number of bioactive protein supplements available in the market.

What are the types of bioactive peptides?

  • Opioid peptides- opioid peptides are present in dairy products which are beneficial for the nervous system. This type of peptide is similar to opium hormone. The opioid food peptides usually consist of 4 to 5 sequence of amino acids.
  • Immunomodulatory peptides- Immunomodulatory present in breast milk of mothers as well as cow’s milk. This type of peptides encourages growth as they consist of growth hormone which consists of 191 amino acids.
  • Mineral binding peptides- The sequence of mineral binding peptides are uniquely capable of keeping Ca, P and other minerals as the solution at intestinal pH.
  • Antithrombotic peptides- Antithrombotic peptides help preventing blood clotting in humans as well as milk clotting in animals.
  • Antioxidative peptide- Antioxidative peptide helps in the oxidation process throughout the body, as oxidation is very necessary for human survival, this peptide is a major one.